Stormzy of Ghana origins, said his donation will be redeemed over the next 10 years
UK based grime rap star Stormzy has pledged £10 million to UK organisations, charities and movements tackling racial inequality, justice reform and black empowerment. Stormzy of Ghana origins, said his donation will be redeemed over the next 10 years.

According to the rap star, “the uncomfortable truth that our country continuously fails to recognise and admit, is that black people in the UK have been at a constant disadvantage in every aspect of life – simply due to the colour of our skin. I’m lucky enough to be in the position I’m in and I’ve heard people often dismiss the idea of racism existing in Britain by saying ‘If the country’s so racist how have you become a success?’ and I reject that with this: I am not the UK’s shining example of what supposedly happens when a black person works hard. There are millions of us. We are not far and few. We have to fight against the odds of a racist system stacked against us and designed for us to fail from before we are even born.”

Continuing Stormzy declared, ”Black people have been playing on an uneven field for far too long and this pledge is a continuation in the fight to finally try and even it.”

Two years ago in the heat Grenfell fire disaster, Stormzy came down hard on the then Prime Minister Mrs Theresa May and asked rhetorically “Theresa May, where is the money?” (promised victims of the disaster).

AfroLife which has monitored the meteoric rise of Stormzy into the British entertainment scene over the last five years, can report that his works have not always enjoyed airtime in mainstream British media but have nevertheless went on to confound his critics with outstanding success. Last year, Stormzy headlined Glastonbury, UK biggest music festival.

Stormzy, whose original name is Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr, has donated to worthy black causes, including funding black British student at Cambridge University, and assisting young black authors to get published.